Trinity College’s Head Chef, Julian Smith, is helping students recreate their favourite college meals at home by uploading detailed recipes online. So far, eight recipes have been published on the college’s website and Instagram page, subject to request and popularity.
The recipes consist of step-by-step instructions, complete with pictures showing every stage of the process. Recipes have included restaurant-standard dishes such as ratatouille bruschetta and crème brulée with sorbet.
Julian Smith said on the Trinity College website: “I have initially struggled but after three weeks of family isolation I have finally got some structure to my daily routine. On Sunday I plan the dinner menus for the coming week, incorporating at least two dishes to write up with pictures for our students.
“Around 6pm most days I will make preparations for dinner, this has now turned into the main event of the day! In our small family we have one gluten-free pescatarian, one lactose-intolerant vegetarian and an eleven month old baby – so just like a smaller version of Trinity!”
Students can request certain recipes they’d like to try, and find them under #CookingWithJules on the college’s Instagram page @trinitycollegeox.
Other college chefs are using similar methods to engage with students, such as Simon Robinson, Head of Catering Services at Hertford. In a video on the college’s YouTube channel, Robinson outlines his “Top Tips for a Hertford Dining Experience at Home”, which includes advice on meals, drinks, and after-dinner entertainment.
Image Credit: Julian Smith, @trinitycollegeox